Intel wants to dominate more than just personal computer chips. In recent years, the tech giant made a big push into server chips; that’s beginning to pay off. Fast-growing server chip sales helped lift Intel’s overall revenue at a time when people are buying fewer PCs. Moreover, investor concern that the Spectre and Meltdown security holes in Intel’s chips and those of its rivals would slow chip sales never materialized. As a result of all the good news, Intel’s shares skyrocketed 53% over the 12 months ending in May.
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This is your Data Sheet newsletter for Wednesday, May 16, 2019.